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Lecture 16

ADMS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Cage Questionnaire, Alcoholism


Department
Administrative Studies
Course Code
ADMS 2610
Professor
Vas.Valoo
Lecture
16

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CAGE Questionnaire
Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking?
Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
Have you ever felt bad or Guilty about your drinking?
Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a
hangover (Eye opener)?
Scoring:
Item responses on the CAGE are scored 0 or 1, with a higher score an indication of alcohol
problems. A total score of 2 or greater is considered clinically significant.
………………………………..
Developed by Dr. John Ewing, founding Director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies,
University of North Carolina at Cahpel Hill, CAGE is an internationally used assessment instrument
for identifying alcoholics. It is particularly popular with primary care givers. CAGE has been
translated into several languages.
The CAGE questions can be used in the clinical setting using informal phrasing. It has been
demonstrated that they are most effective when used as part of a general health history and should
NOT be preceded by questions about how much or how frequently the patient drinks (see
“Alcoholism: The Keys to the CAGE” by DL Steinweg and H Worth; American Journal of Medicine
94: 520-523, May 1993.
The exact wording that can be used in research studies can be found in: JA Ewing “Detecting
Alcoholism: The CAGE Questionaire” JAMA 252: 1905-1907, 1984. Researchers and clinicians
who are publishing studies using the CAGE Questionaire should cite the above reference. No
other permission is necessary unless it is used in any profit-making endeavor in which case this
Center would require to negotiate a payment.
………………………………..
012695 (02-2004)
Source: Dr. John Ewing, founding Director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill
To reorder, call 1-877-638-7827
CAGE Questionnaire
Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking?
Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
Have you ever felt bad or Guilty about your drinking?
Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a
hangover (Eye opener)?
Scoring:
Item responses on the CAGE are scored 0 or 1, with a higher score an indication of alcohol
problems. A total score of 2 or greater is considered clinically significant.
………………………………..
Developed by Dr. John Ewing, founding Director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies,
University of North Carolina at Cahpel Hill, CAGE is an internationally used assessment instrument
for identifying alcoholics. It is particularly popular with primary care givers. CAGE has been
translated into several languages.
The CAGE questions can be used in the clinical setting using informal phrasing. It has been
demonstrated that they are most effective when used as part of a general health history and should
NOT be preceded by questions about how much or how frequently the patient drinks (see
“Alcoholism: The Keys to the CAGE” by DL Steinweg and H Worth; American Journal of Medicine
94: 520-523, May 1993.
The exact wording that can be used in research studies can be found in: JA Ewing “Detecting
Alcoholism: The CAGE Questionaire” JAMA 252: 1905-1907, 1984. Researchers and clinicians
who are publishing studies using the CAGE Questionaire should cite the above reference. No
other permission is necessary unless it is used in any profit-making endeavor in which case this
Center would require to negotiate a payment.
………………………………..
012695 (02-2004)
Source: Dr. John Ewing, founding Director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill
To reorder, call 1-877-638-7827